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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2007 :: 9:23:25 to 9:26:12
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Virginia Foxx

9:19:48 to 9:23:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

9:23:09 to 9:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: -- mchenry amendment which would cut $100,000 from the department of usda, department of agriculture, $100,000 that's the equivalent to what the out-of-pocket costs will be if you have a 10% cut

Greg Walden

9:23:25 to 9:23:35( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: in medicare advantage for poor health seniors in my state. $100,000 cut in the -- the chairman: the gentleman fro will suspend. the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: the gentleman is engaged

Greg Walden

9:23:25 to 9:26:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Greg Walden

Greg Walden

9:23:35 to 9:23:50( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: in irrelevant debate and is not speaking about the issue at hand. the agricultural appropriations bill. mr. walden: i was. the chairman: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman from oregon must confine

Greg Walden

9:23:50 to 9:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: his remarks to the pending question. the gentleman may proceed. mr. walden: i'm trying to put what $100,000 means in perspective for people who may actually get hit with higher costs because

Greg Walden

9:24:00 to 9:24:16( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: of other policy changes coming down the road. as part of this overall budget. i would also point out to my friends on the democrat side of the aisle that the ag approps bill also contains in it

Greg Walden

9:24:16 to 9:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: language related to drug reimportation. and indeed that is an issue in this bill before this house at this time. and certainly if the medicare advantage plans are whacked in a rural district,

Greg Walden

9:24:26 to 9:24:36( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: then perhaps seniors may want to take advantage of that provision, i don't know, because drug reimportation poses a whole set of different issues that can be problematic if you have seen

Greg Walden

9:24:36 to 9:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: some of the polluted drugs coming in from china right now. so that's an issue that concerns me because if they lose their medicare advantage coverage that may help them in that area, who knows what's

Greg Walden

9:24:48 to 9:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: left in terms of cuts in medicare? but the $100,000 -- mr. obey: the house is not debating the issue of medicare advantage. the house is debating an agriculture appropriations bill. and the

Greg Walden

9:24:59 to 9:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: gentleman has an obligation to stay on the subject. >> ma'am, could i speak on the point of order? the chairman: the gentleman should keep his remarks to the pending question. mr. walden:

Greg Walden

9:25:10 to 9:25:23( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: madam chair, point of parliamentary inquiry, is there not in the underlying bill language dealing with drug importation? the chairman: the gentleman from oregon must maintain an ongoing nexus

Greg Walden

9:25:23 to 9:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: between the pending question and any broad policy issues. mr. walden: a broad policy issue in this context would be related to drugs because in the underlying bill is drug reimportation language.

Greg Walden

9:25:34 to 9:25:44( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: there's not. ok. so you're telling me in the ag appropriations bill there is no language in there that deals with drug importations. that's news if you read the bill. the amendment before us, however

Greg Walden

9:25:44 to 9:25:57( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: -- the chairman: the gentleman will suspend. currently pending the house has before it the amendment from the gentleman from north carolina. that is the business that is pending. mr. walden: we

Greg Walden

9:25:57 to 9:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: are not allowed -- the chairman: that is the business your remarks should be directed to. mr. walden: you can't talk about anything else in the ag bill? just the $100,000 cut? the chairman: the house

Lynn A. Westmoreland

9:26:12 to 9:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: has ruled. the chair has ruled that the gentleman may confine his remarks to the pending question. which is the mchenry amendment. the gentleman from georgia's amendment. >> point of order, madam

Lynn A. Westmoreland

9:26:12 to 9:27:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lynn A. Westmoreland

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